Definition of Myalism

1. a form of witchcraft [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myalism

my sainted aunt
my sainted uncle
my son
my stories
my thinks
my very educated mother just served us nine pumpkins
my way or the highway
my word
mya
myal
myalgia
myalgia thermica
myalgias
myalgic
myalgic encephalomyelitis
myalism (current term)
myalisms
myall
myall wood
myalls
myanmar
myaria
myases
myasis
myasthenia
myasthenia gravis
myasthenia gravis and thymoma
myasthenias
myasthenic

Literary usage of Myalism

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1. The Moravian Church Miscellany (1853)
"myalism professes to be able to point out the place, where *ny Obeah charm lies ... With myalism, a dance is always connected, and a mystic ring formed, ..."

2. Journal of Comparative Legislation and International Law by Society of Comparative Legislation, London (1899)
"Clauses are added for the suppression of obeah literature and for searching for things used in connection with the prohibited craft. " myalism " seems to be ..."

3. The Wesleyan-Methodist Missions, in Jamaica and Honduras, Delineated by Peter Samuel (1850)
"It cheers us that, by the popular delusion of myalism, rife in the country parts ... This myalism is a species of Obeah, a pernicious African superstition, ..."

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